A Walk at the Cemetery, 05-11-19

I got up around 6:00 this morning and futz around a little bit so I could get to the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery around 7:00 am (which is when they open their gates). The cemetery has several gardens, so I was basically looking for pretty flowers and pollinator species. It was 54° when I got […]

Rate this:

Read More

In the Yard, 05-03-19

Look around your yard and see what you can find: eggs, nymphs, caterpillars, spiders, bees, flies, lady beetles… CLICK HERE for the album of photos. Species List: 1. Asian Lady Beetle, Harlequin Labybug, Harmonia axyridis, 2. Assassin Bug, Zelus renardii, 3. Cheeseweed, Common Mallow, Malva neglecta, 4. Common Lilac, Syringa vulgaris, 5. Convergent Lady Beetle, […]

Rate this:

Read More

Sooooo Many Lotus Plants, 08-12-18

Up at 6:00 o’clock and off to William Land Park by about 6:20 am. The park was hosting the Banana Festival there today so parts of it were closed off and parking was a bit more difficult, but I stayed away from all of the festival stuff and just walked around the ponds and the […]

Rate this:

Read More

Found a Robin’s Nest at William Land Park, 06-23-18

I headed out with the dog to the William Land Park for a short walk. And I mean short. We were only out there for about 90-minutes. It was 73º already when we left the house at 5:30 am! and 80º when we got back home. On our way to the park, I came across […]

Rate this:

Read More

At the West Pond in Davis, 03-07-18

Gene Trapp and his wife Jo Ellen headed up one of their monthly walks at the West Davis Pond site this morning. He thought it might be good spot to bring the naturalist class, but I wanted to check it out first. (I also thought that after a few visits, I can add this to my […]

Rate this:

Read More

At the William Land Park, 08-05-17

I went over to William Land Park to look for bugs and galls. It was still overcast, but a little bit cooler than yesterday when I headed out, around 66º… When I got to the park, it was actually still “too dark” to take many photos, so I watched the ducks in the pond for […]

Rate this:

Read More

The Woodland Library Rose Garden

At lunchtime on Thursday, I took a short break during to walk around the rose garden at the Woodland Public Library across the street from the office. I’m not a big fan of cultivated roses – (They’re all a bunch of GMO’s, basically, with their pollen-producing anthers and stamens genetically modified to become more petals […]

Rate this:

Read More

Vacation Day 10: Cosumnes River Preserve and William Land Park

DAY 10 OF MY VACATION.  I got up a little after 6:00 this morning at the hotel.  We were out of here before 6:30 and headed back to Sacramento, hitting the morning traffic at just the ickiest time. D’oh!  Since we were up and moving anyway, I decided to drive all the way to Elk […]

Rate this:

Read More

My First Achemon Sphinx Moth and Caper Flower, 07-23-16

I didn’t sleep very well last night; neither I nor the dog could get comfortable for some reason.  Still, I got up at 6:00 and headed out to the WPA Rock Garden and William Land Park for a walk before it got too hot. As I walked out of the house, I found a huge […]

Rate this:

Read More

After Work on Tuesday

By the afternoon it was in 60’s and so pretty outside that I took the dog to the park after work.  We walked around for about an hour.  The WPA Rock Garden is starting to bloom up. I even got to see a Red Admiral Butterfly there.  (It was looking pretty raggedy, though; too much […]

Rate this:

Read More

Flowers, Bees and a Ladder-Back Woodpecker, 03-20-15

After work on Friday, I took the dog over to the WPA Rock Garden and duck pond for a walk.  More and more flowers are starting to bloom; in another week or so the garden should really be showing off.  I saw several different kinds of butterflies today including a Painted Lady, Tiger Swallowtail, and […]

Rate this:

Read More